I had time to do a photo-walk this evening. Go figure! Walking over the bridge crossing the freeway, I noticed the chain-link-fence was casting this awesome shadow on the handrail. It created this snake-skin like effect that looks painted-on. If you look, you can make out a car just under the rail.
#ds167 – Make two photos today of the same subject: one with deep depth of field, one with shallow. Post your favorite of the two.
I took several of these with several depths of field. So yeah, I think I completed today’s assignment.
This is another image from my stroll around the Embarcadero in San Francisco yesterday. Inside the pier 27 building is a parking garage. Along the north wall is this great row of roller doors. The light coming in from the windows above the door gave everything a nice glow.
This is a three-exposure HDR which has been somewhat desaturated and warmed to setup the contrast between the nice light and old rusty look of the metal.
I have complete title block on this shot. Feel free to suggest something!
This morning when the Ferry Building in San Francisco opened, I managed to get to the second floor to get some shots of the wonderful architecture. Supposedly there is a rule against using tripods there. The guards would walk from far away to politely ask me to stop. The first said I could use my tripod on the second floor which I did until the second floor guard asked me to stop as well. I originally wanted to do some HDR shots, but instead I opted for this single exposure. I love the colors here.
I warmed this up slightly and gave a small bump in saturation and some slight manual vignetting.
#ds151 – Every town, village, or city has distinguishing icons and landmarks. Make a photo of one wherever you are today.
Today the light shining through the window blinds cast a perfect striped pattern on the lamp shade for the Daily Shoot assignment. I think this is made more interesting by the horizontal blind pattern and perceived inversion of the shadow pattern on the blinds.
#ds109 – Striped patterns have a natural pattern that catches the eye. Find some stripes today and make a photo.
One more shot today of the spectacular sunsets we’ve had lately. This one was taken as a passenger in a car barreling down the freeway. It was also taken out of the driver’s side window, which was a shot only available for moments before it had a chain link fence in the way.
Tomorrow, I’m hoping sunrise will be good and I can be setup for it!
There is a tiny bit of horizon, so I’m stretching for meeting this assignment today.
#ds104 – The horizon can be a strong composition element. Make a photograph that emphasizes the horizon today.
For today’s Daily Shoot assignment, photographing a light source, I decided to play with light. I made this on f/14 and bulb exposure. Since the camera was closed down enough, I could open the shutter, leisurely walk in front, then make the character you see above. I like that the background got picked up in the long exposure. It took a few attempts to get the right shape and features.
#ds44: “The contrast between an object and its shadow can make for an interesting photo. Explore the “dark side” of shadows today.”